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by Rob Signs
March 19th, 2017, 11:05 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: US Playing Card magic site

Thanks for posting the link Charlie - I've always loved hypercard - had hypercard business cards at one point. Was it inspired from Monday magic lunch? Great site. I'm sure I'll spend too much time pouring through it, LOL!
by Rob Signs
February 24th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Out of Sight by Joshua Jay
Replies: 3
Views: 3512

Re: Out of Sight by Joshua Jay

I saw somewhere (can't remember where) the idea of blindfolding the spectator - so that they're "blind" in the moment. Not sure exactly how this would be worked out in the full routine, but an interesting idea. I have to have reading glasses as well. Haven't performed it yet either. Great ...
by Rob Signs
February 3rd, 2017, 5:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Okito boxes
Replies: 24
Views: 5086

Re: Okito boxes

Craig's boxes are truly beautiful and so great to work with. I've got one of his boxes in brass - dollar size. Couldn't be happier.
by Rob Signs
January 22nd, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Coin Club Releases 1-7
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Martinka Coin Club Releases 1-7

SOLD!
by Rob Signs
January 22nd, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Coin Club Releases 1-7
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Martinka Coin Club Releases 1-7

I've got a set of the first seven releases from Martina's Coin Club mint in package. Release 1 - Hole 3.0 - a hole drilled into a half dollar moves (it really does physically move), then a keyring magically links to it, then is handed out for examination. Release 2 - Minted - A tic tac is "fed&...
by Rob Signs
January 11th, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FH: Berglas Book
Replies: 1
Views: 483

FH: Berglas Book

I have a mint condition copy of the out of print "Mind and Magic of David Berglas" by David Britland for sale. $450 - includes shipping to the Continental U.S. Rob Signs 28355 Base Line Highland, CA 92346 909-534-8457 <!-- e --><a href="mailto:robsigns@gmail.com">robsigns@gmail.com</a><!--...
by Rob Signs
December 5th, 2010, 12:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Phoenix Cups & Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: FSH - Phoenix Cups & Balls

SOLD!
by Rob Signs
November 30th, 2010, 10:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Ted Lesley/Punx Soap Bubbles
Replies: 0
Views: 495

FS: Ted Lesley/Punx Soap Bubbles

I have a Punx Soap Bubble set by Ted Lesley for sale. I think the original price was around $300. The effect is this: pull out a glass pipe, and blow several soap bubbles with it. It's a really cool hand blown glass pipe. You then reach up and catch one of the bubbles, which is now a solid glass sph...
by Rob Signs
November 9th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Human Phone Number
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: FSH - Human Phone Number

SOLD!
by Rob Signs
October 31st, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Human Phone Number
Replies: 1
Views: 756

FSH - Human Phone Number

Bob Kohler's Human Phone Number. Brand new. Never used. Exactly as it came from Kohler. I just never put it into my show and am thinning out some of the "extra" stuff I'm not using. $240 (includes shipping in the continental US) Kohler sells it on his website for $309 + shipping. Rob Signs...
by Rob Signs
October 28th, 2010, 6:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Phoenix Cups & Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 559

FSH - Phoenix Cups & Balls

I have a set of Phoenix Cups & Balls. Mint condition. They're a bit tarnished, but polish up just fine. They're in the original presentation case with all four 'Tayade' balls and the Ironwood wand. The certificate comes with them. (#0414 of 1,000). $125 - Shipping/Insurance included in Continent...
by Rob Signs
October 18th, 2010, 8:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Forbes Portfolio
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: FSH: Forbes Portfolio

SOLD!
by Rob Signs
October 17th, 2010, 5:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Forbes Portfolio
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: FSH: Forbes Portfolio

Sale pending...
by Rob Signs
October 17th, 2010, 5:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Forbes Portfolio
Replies: 2
Views: 603

FSH: Forbes Portfolio

For Sale: A Bob Kohler Forbes Portfolio. In brand-new condition. Only used a few times. In the original box. I'll even include some envelopes. Original retail was $400 Selling for $250 includes insured shipping in the US. Send me an email. PayPal only. Rob Signs 28355 Base Line Highland, CA 92346 90...
by Rob Signs
September 24th, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Cervon Notebooks, Complete Set + Chadwick Bow Saw
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Re: FSH: Cervon Notebooks, Complete Set + Chadwick Bow Saw

The Notebooks are sold.

Bow saw is still available. New low price: $1200 + shipping. If you live in the L.A./Inland Empire area, I can deliver it to you.
by Rob Signs
September 14th, 2010, 8:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Cervon Notebooks, Complete Set + Chadwick Bow Saw
Replies: 1
Views: 754

FSH: Cervon Notebooks, Complete Set + Chadwick Bow Saw

I have a complete set of Cervon Castle Notebooks. All the same number (#410). For sale. $1500 + shipping. The books are in mint condition. I can email pictures if you like. If you're in the L.A./O.C./Inland Empire area, you could pick them up. Also for sale: A Harbin Bow Saw made by Bruce Chadwick. ...
by Rob Signs
October 1st, 2008, 5:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: "Twelve Have Died"
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: For Sale: "Twelve Have Died"

Book Sold!
by Rob Signs
October 1st, 2008, 1:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: "Twelve Have Died"
Replies: 1
Views: 550

For Sale: "Twelve Have Died"

I have a copy of "Twelve Have Died: Bullet Catching -- The Story & Secrets" by Ben Robinson. It's in excellent condition. It has a "Library Style" dust jacket. No marking on pages or dog-ear corners. I'm selling it for $325. Priority Mail to anywhere in the US included. Rob S...
by Rob Signs
April 26th, 2005, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lecture
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Michael Close Lecture

I was at a "workshop" that Michael did in SoCal about a month ago and it was great. I definitely benefitted from it. I was already familiar with much of his material (CGS, etc.) but it was great to hear him in person and see many of the routines live. Definitely a lecture/workshop not to m...
by Rob Signs
March 19th, 2005, 8:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dirty Coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Dirty Coins

Toothpaste and a washrag works as well. Just cheap white toothpaste shines them up pretty nicely and isn't a harsh chemical.
by Rob Signs
March 2nd, 2005, 8:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Workshop in So. Cal
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Michael Close Workshop in So. Cal

The event was a great time. To chat informally over dinner with Michael and Lisa was very nice. Michael then went in whatever direction we wanted him to. I go to see exactly what I wanted. Great format Sam! I'll be at the next one!
by Rob Signs
November 7th, 2004, 10:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bow Saw for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Bow Saw for sale

I've got a Bruce Chadwick made Bow Saw Illusion for sale. It comes with an ATA case that opens to be the table the "saw-ee" lays on. It can be done surrounded. It's in brand-new condition and has only been performed three times. The current retail price for this is $3500. I'm selling it fo...
by Rob Signs
November 2nd, 2004, 4:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: CUPS EXPERTS
Replies: 69
Views: 3395

Re: CUPS EXPERTS

I see what you mean about the CNC vs. Hand Spun. I've got a set of VanDokkum standards and a set of Jumbo Risers. I love both of them. They definitely have a different feel to them (other than the size difference of course). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either cup. They both look and handle very...
by Rob Signs
August 10th, 2004, 12:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Phoenix Cups for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Phoenix Cups for sale

I've got a set of Phoenix Cups for sale. They're slightly used. I've performed with them only a few times. They're in new condition. Included is the original presentation box, wand, tayade balls, and certificate (#414/1,000). Only $95, includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S. E-mail me if you're in...
by Rob Signs
August 8th, 2004, 7:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cellini Cups on E-Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Cellini Cups on E-Bay

I've got a brand new set of Cellini Cups listed on e-bay right now.

e-bay
by Rob Signs
August 4th, 2004, 9:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: Powers Of Darknes
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: WANTED: Powers Of Darknes

The Mike Caveney routine should still be available directly from Mike. He sells the coat hangers (very nicely made - I've been using mine regularly for about four years now and they're still in great shape) and a video for $50. If you can find a copy of his "Ideas" lecture notes, the routi...
by Rob Signs
March 12th, 2004, 6:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr. Sack's Dice Trick
Replies: 20
Views: 1854

Re: Dr. Sack's Dice Trick

The trick is also in "Classic Secrets of Magic" by (I think) Bill Elliot.
by Rob Signs
February 9th, 2004, 10:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Clear Cups and Balls
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Clear Cups and Balls

Penn & Teller did a C&B with clear plastic drinking cups on their "Home Invasion" TV Special. It was basically just revealing the whole trick, but Teller does it so well, even then it was kind of confusing as to exactly what was going on.
by Rob Signs
February 5th, 2004, 1:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket Index recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Pocket Index recommendations

There are a couple of indexes you can make yourself in Bob Wagner's Master Notebook of Magic. The one for coat pockets is great and very quick. H&R Magic Books (www.magicbookshop.com) usually has a few copies.
by Rob Signs
January 18th, 2004, 11:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Whats Hot, - Whats Not At The World Magic Seminar 2004
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Whats Hot, - Whats Not At The World Magic Seminar 2004

The Flying Silk, by Christopher Brent is available through Viking/CW (http://www.vikingmagic.com) and from other magic dealers. Hollywood Magic has carried it in the past and at one time you could get it through Hocus Pocus. You can also get it directly from Chris on his website at www.magicthatwork...
by Rob Signs
January 7th, 2004, 11:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller mentioned in strange story...
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Penn & Teller mentioned in strange story...

What a great prank!
by Rob Signs
December 15th, 2003, 12:57 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: goldfish magic
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: goldfish magic

check out www.hocus-pocus.com. They're currently offering something called "Pocket Aerial Fishing"
by Rob Signs
December 15th, 2003, 12:52 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: rope trick: white rope, red knot
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: rope trick: white rope, red knot

Sounds like "Jumping Knot of Pakistan" which is, if I remember correctly, a Daryl thing.
by Rob Signs
December 9th, 2003, 5:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chinese coins off Ribbon
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Chinese coins off Ribbon

There are also a variety of coins with holes in them that are not oriental in nature. An East African dime, for instance, is the size of a half dollar and has a hole in it. If you're looking for presentational differences, and real currency, it's out there. Just take a trip to the local coin shop an...
by Rob Signs
December 9th, 2003, 5:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Body Magic by Fisher
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: WTB: Body Magic by Fisher

If you don't get the one on e-bay, try www.bookfinder.com They have about 8 or 9 places listed that have it in stock right now. You'll end up paying over $120 for it though. I recently got the book through a used book dealer I found through that website. I had a bad experience with one dealer (thebo...
by Rob Signs
December 2nd, 2003, 4:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mini Baseballs In Color
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: Mini Baseballs In Color

That's the exact site I was looking for.
Thanks so much!
Rob
by Rob Signs
December 2nd, 2003, 11:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mini Baseballs In Color
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Mini Baseballs In Color

I'm looking for a source for mini baseballs (like the Mike Rogers Baseballs) in colors. Specifically, I'm looking for orange. I was on a magic website several months ago that had them in a variety of colors, but can't find it again. Does anyone know of a source for these? www.cupsandballs.nl has the...
by Rob Signs
November 24th, 2003, 9:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I'm going nuts about nuts...
Replies: 87
Views: 5203

Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

The HUGE walnut shells are on the School for Scoundrels site (www.schoolforscoundrels.com) now. They're also available from Hocus Pocus. They're called "Trade Show Shells"
by Rob Signs
October 25th, 2003, 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My take on the Copperfield Show
Replies: 34
Views: 1744

Re: My take on the Copperfield Show

I don't think all of the "stooges" are completely "stooged." I saw the show twice at the MGM in about a month and got there early both times. A couple of the "stooges" were actual people who had simply been talked to ahead of time by his staff, not employees of DC &...
by Rob Signs
October 21st, 2003, 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic in Las Vegas
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: Magic in Las Vegas

I'd have to agree with the "MAC KING" show being a must see. I get to Vegas about three or four times a year and if possible, I always go to the Mac King show. It rivals any other show there.

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